Ghetto Girl Blue Blog — Poetry

A 10 O’clocker’s Words of Wary (Poetry by Jessica Holter)

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Certain words make me nervous like nervous which creeps down my spine and spreads through my body infecting all my senses, as nerves are created to do   As a child, I was a 10 O’clocker Too smart for whatever was being taught from eight O’clock in the morning, until the first recess I spent my mornings at The Electric Company assuming it was somewhere near Sesame Street where they seemed to have a lot of things that did not belong there, like me   “One of these things is not like the others One of these things just doesn't...

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The Crack in Our Line by Jessica Holter (Ghetto Girl Blue)

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The Crack in Our Line   Come with me as I backslide to someplace far back in time when rappers were griots storytelling urban deities making bootstraps of rhyme Welcome to the other side Before the female fall from grace into the great crack in our line that put our sisters on their knees stole our grandmother’s wings spoiled the fruit of our wombs filled our breasts with poisoned powder before the World found us complicit in the crimes against us   Before the crack in our line that opened the nightly news to let the World peek through for...

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